Approved: 13.12.2012

Anna Falcini

Artist, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 13.12.2012

Anna Falcini is a visual artist whose work deals with the porous atmospheres of geography and the interface of language. Her work is rendered through surfaces, drawing, text, audio and film. She has long been fascinated with the post industrial, coastal landscape on the Thames estuary, which has become the subject of her Ph.D. project at the University for the Creative Arts. She is currently being supervised by the film maker Professor Andrew Kotting and artist Dr Terry Perk.

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    Artist Statement

    Anna Falcini is a visual artist whose work deals with the porous atmospheres of geography and the interface of language. Her work is rendered through surfaces, drawing, text, audio and film. She has long been fascinated with the post industrial, coastal landscape on the Thames estuary, which has become the subject of her Ph.D. project at the University for the Creative Arts. She is currently being supervised by the film maker Professor Andrew Kotting and artist Dr Terry Perk.

    Revealing a site and narrative through exposing the incomplete erasure of some things that have past and re-placing that narrative, that erasure back into the public domain is central to Falcini's art and process. One of the central themes in Falcini's work is perceptions of time, and how this relates to a remembered, often emotional past, through worn away landscape and sometimes her personal narrative.  (Dr Sally Payen, 2009)

     

     

     

    CV & Education

    Anna Falcini is a highly experienced and skilled creative practitioner with a portfolio career that encompasses project management, publicly engaged work, consultancy, research, academia, critical writing and visual art production. Her work deals with the porous atmospheres of geography and the interface of language.

     

    Current Professional Experience

     

    PhD Candidate - Mapping The Atmosphere: An investigation of the Hoo Peninsula University of the Creative Arts 2014 – 2019

    Art and the Hoo Peninsula Seminar Organiser and Lead Artist, with artists Michael Collins and Charlie Tweed, supported by the Thames Estuary Partnership and University for the Creative Arts 2016

    Mike Nelson; Isle of Grain Walk Consultant engaged to deliver specialist geographical knowledge of the Hoo Peninsula and to advise on planning and production of event, in association with Whitstable Biennale & Faculty of Fine Art, The University of Kent 2016

    Visualising Geomorphology Creative Advisor developing methodologies for cross collaborative geomorphology & arts projects - Universities of Aberystwyth & Oxford 2016

    Black Spots Guided Walk Coordinator & Lead Artist delivering a guided walk to the ‘Black Spots’ of Cliffe, in the Hoo Peninsula in partnership with the Thames Estuary Partnership and University for the Creative Arts 2016

    Walk on the Isle of Grain with writer Iain Sinclair & film maker Andrew Kotting

    Migrations to the North Kent Marshes with RSPB officer, Jonathan Mycock 2016

    Commission to write an essay for Flora Exhibition Catalogue by Oriel Davies. Touring to Oriel Myrddin, Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw and Aberystwyth Arts Centre 2015/16

     

    Academic Experience

     

    Visiting Lecturer at University of Worcester 2010 – Current

    Lecturer in Fine and Applied Arts at Hereford College of Arts 2007 – 2012

    Immateriatlity: Possibilities and Experiences Research student conference, UCA Canterbury 2016

    Strata; Art/ Science Collaborations in the Anthropocene Aberystwyth University 2016

    Performing Places 3 Conference at Chichester University 2015

    Language/Voice: Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium Aberystwyth University 2015

    You Are Here: Being Human Festival at Aberystwyth University 2014

    Lessons In Geography: Mac, Birmingham 2013

    Rituals of Making Symposium Lead Organiser & Coordinator Hereford College of Arts 2011

     

    Selected Commissioned and Published Articles

     

    Faye Claridge: Softly Following Stone Footsteps (Review) Photomonitor 2015

    David Bethell: Through a Gauze of the Past (Essay) Catalogue 2015

    Parting Waters, Laura Delaney & Lucy Stewart Fierce Festival & This Is Tomorrow 2014

    Eleanor Whiteman Ffotgallery & Photomonitor 2014

    Album31 (Review) Photomonitor 2014

    Alicia Bruce – Diffusion Festival Cardiff (Review) Photomonitor May 2013

    Helen Sear – Lure (Review) Interface, Artists Newsletter 2013

     

    Artistic Output

     

    Residencies

     

    The Erasure of John Baskerville University of Birmingham, March 2015

    Artist in Residence University of Aberystwyth 2014

    Group Occupation New Art Gallery, Walsall & Eastside Projects, Birmingham with artists Chris Clinton and Michelle Carruthers 2013

     

    Selected Solo Shows

     

    Talking to Gwen, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys 14 November 2015 –

    27 January 2016

    The Erasure of John Baskerville University of Birmingham, March 2015

    The Spontaneous Association Between Knowledge, Beauty and Pleasure

    New Art Gallery, Walsall 2013

    A Guide to Football for Women Hereford Photography Festival 2010

    Listening Posts The Waiting Room, Platform 3, Hereford Railway Station 2009

    Flight & Myth Gillingham Gallery, Kent & The Gallery, Stratford Upon Avon, 2002/3

     

    Selected Group Shows

     

    Immateriality: Possibilities and Experience Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury 2016

    Salon The Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 2015

    West Midlands Open Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 2014

    Artist in Residence Group Show University of Aberystwyth 2014

    Coventry Open 2014 The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry 2014

    Tides of Change LV21, Gillingham, Kent 2013

     Be Our Guest Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys 2013

    Drawn Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2013

    One Thing Leads to Another W-CA, Portland House, Malvern 2011

     

    Writing in response to Anna’s art projects

     

    Blotting Out The Light: Two Letters (Talking to Gwen) Anneka French 2015

    Listening Posts Essay by Dr Sally Payen 2010

     

    Mentoring & Awards

    Grant for Creative Professional, ACW Talking to Gwen 2015

    C.P.D. Ceri Hand, Deborah Robinson, Morgan Quaintance and Craig Ashley

    Creative Enterprise award for mentoring with Mandy Fowler, Nicola Shipley and Juneau Projects 2013-2014

    Grants of the Arts Award for Listening Posts Project 2009

    Elmley Foundation Award for Listening posts Project 2009

    Creative Industries Mentoring Award working with Creative Professional, Maria Hayes 2007/08

     

    Work in Collections

    Code 10, Video National Library of Wales 2014

    Education

    PGCHE University of Gloucestershire 2008

    MA Goldsmiths College, London 2002

    BA (Hons) West Surrey College 1993